Back home from Boom with only 4 movie clips on my pocket cam... and wanted to pay tribute to those who attended, worked and performed at this temporary autonomous zone.
Clockwise from upper left:
8 am crowd at the Dance Temple; sunset ballet at Tripical Beach; 7 am slo mo breakdance near Groovy Beach; fire act on the closing moments of the festival.
Center loop: courtesy of a salty ocean.
Music extracted (mins 85:34-93:31) from Shane Gobi Dj set at the Dance Temple on August 22nd.
Available at the Boom website:
I had images stuck in my head for over a year. Whenever I heard this song I could only picture a girl dancing in a field at sunset. It came out looking just like it did in my head, something that doesn't always happen!
Shot on a Canon 5d Mk II
Music: O Praise Him by David Crowder Band
Fête d'Adieu is from the new Deerhoof album Breakup Song - out now on ATP Recordings - buy via http://www.atpfestival.com/recordings/release/breakupsong/view.php
"Deerhoof and I (Elias Gwinn, the director) were digging for a concept that was not only creative, beautiful, and fitting of the song, but also something that was harmonious with the nature of the band, it's members, and their collective aesthetic - artistic yet humble, beautiful yet humorous, and DIY-simple with an open eye for happy accidents and unexpected beauty.
The story in this video is the story of friends, the nature of friendships, and the bittersweet irony of a 'goodbye party'. Fete d'Adieu translates to "happy farewell", a phrase as dichotomic as "act naturally." How am I supposed to enjoy an occasion where I am saying goodbye to my friends? By dancing...that's how.
The video was shot in one hour during sunset in McGolrick Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Sunset was important for the obvious associations with 'farewell'. The kids were not planned, but demanded to be included, as we were on their turf. We obliged."